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Virgins That Got Away.... Nuestra Señora de la Paloma | by Apo Lakay
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Virgins That Got Away.... Nuestra Señora de la Paloma

Nuestra Señora de la Paloma / Our Lady of the Dove

Mexican

19th Century

H: 45.65 cm

 

The Virgin,dressed in a metallic thread robes, stands on a gold gilded orb supported by a silvered metalwork cloud base with silver horned of crescent moon intact. The whole ensemble stands on a rectangular wooden plinth base with a silver repousse facing.

 

MOST INTERESTING FEATURE: May have been an image of the Virgin and Child but the image of the child Jesus may have been lost over time. The silver nimbus with the image of the Holy Spirit is probably a replacement.

 

Provenance: Ex-collection John Noble.

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Taken on October 25, 2009